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Some of France’s most important wine regions - Loire Valley, Champagne, and Burgundy - are all within a day’s drive from Paris. Bien sur the culture practically dictates that people drink all sorts of wine in Parisian cafés, restaurants, and bars and purchase them in the city’s wine shops. But it is a little known fact that wine is actually produced within the city limits, in Montmartre. It’s just off the city street, surrounded by buildings, in the same district as such iconic structures as the Basilica de Sacré Coeur and Moulin Rouge. It is so obscure that even the most frequent visitor to Paris would exclaim “incroyable!” upon learning of its existence. 

Le Clos Montmartre is the last of the once multitude of vineyards situated on the hill, which were first planted by the Romans. There was once a temple dedicated to Bacchus standing there. In the 12th century, the Benedictines continued to produce wine at an abbey that was later destroyed during Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Esprit

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Duval-Leroy Champagne Blend Champagne Cuvée Design Paris 2006


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  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars has a very strong reputation for producing ... to ... to their success in the 1976 Paris Wine Tasting when it bested some first growth Bordeauxs.  I've had the '03 & '05 S.L.V. and their a few vintages of their Artemis and was impressed.  However, all of their 2007 bottlings (Cask 23, S.L.V., Fay, Artemis) have receive... Read More

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  • Can anyone tell me what this bottle is worth and were to sell it. Got in Paris in 2000 any takers if so don't be shy reach me either on here or at thanks to all Read More

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  • On Friday, November 18, 2011, Georges Duboeuf, Passions Productions and the ... ... to win a trip for 2 to Paris on Air Tahiti Nui. Other delicious wines from the Beaujolais region will also be available at the bar.ENTERTAINMENT - The event will open with Nathalie Alice, a multi-talented French vocalist and musician who offers her audience an... Read More

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  • Chateau au Grand Paris Bordeaux 2008


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  • So it had been well over 20 years since I had visited Europe last - the Berlin ... hopped on the ICE train to Paris.  Even though we live in Canada, we are from the USA so we never took French growing up - so this would become a minor challenge in selecting a wine - we did absolutely no research on good wines from the region - lucked out and h... Read More

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  • I bought this bottle today as i was looking for Red to eat with my pasta meat ... Concours General Agricole of Paris 2009.From Grand vin de Bordeaux - Chateau Lamothe.i can drink it now or keep it for 2015 or decided to drink it and if it taste good i will go buy the rest of 3 bottles i saw on shelf :)will let you guys know ... Read More

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  • you can check this site (the ministry of Agriculture of Paris)  for list of award winning wine yard ranked in- Gold medal- Silver medal- Bronze medali choose 2005 as it is a good year for Bordeaux (my fav region) and i can drink it now or keep it for a few more years.go to this site and choose 2005 and choose region you like, i recommend Bourgog... Read More

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